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Some post offices could close doors after six month review

NELSONVILLE (WAOW)--The US Postal Service is considering closing 3,700 post offices across the nation. One of those on the chopping block, the Nelsonville location Elaine Anderson visits daily.

Anderson's P.O. Box is located at the office, and she said she regularly mails letters and sends packages. "I know that a lot of post offices probably should, but I don't want Nelsonville to close," she said.

Post Office Manager Mark Randall, who oversees 113 locations across Wisconsin, said unfortunately, smaller offices just don't make money. "For example, on a daily basis, the Babcock location brings in maybe $30 dollars a day...That's not enough in 301 days of service to pay for a lease," he said.

Rask said people like Anderson who have a P.O. Box would then get mail delivered to their door via rural service. They would then have to drive to another post office location to send a letter or package.

Anderson said while service to her doorstep would be convenient, she enjoys the convenience and safety of the post office. "When we go on vacation, it's taken care of."

No final decisions will be made until later this year. Rask said town hall meetings will be held in every community that has a post office under review so the community has a chance to voice concerns.

For a complete list of locations under review, click here.

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